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America's Jubilee: A Generation Remembers the Revolution after 50 Years of Independence

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In America's Jubilee distinguished historian Andrew Burstein presents an engrossing narrative that takes us back to a pivotal year in American history, 1826, when the reins of democracy were being passed from the last Revolutionary War heroes to a new generation of leaders.

Through brilliant sketches of selected individuals and events, Burstein creates an evocative portrait of the hopes and fears of Americans fifty years after the Revolution. We follow an aged Marquis de Lafayette on his triumphant tour of the country; and learn of the nearly simultaneous deaths of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the 4th of July. We meet the ornery President John Quincy Adams, the controversial Secretary of State Henry Clay, and the notorious hot-tempered General Andrew Jackson. We also see the year through the eyes of a minister's wife, a romantic novelist, and even an intrepid wheel of cheese. Insightful and lively, America's Jubilee captures an unforgettable time in the republic’s history, when a generation embraced the legacy of its predecessors and sought to enlarge its role in America’s story.

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The author of Sentimental Democracy describes how the United States celebrated fifty years of independence in 1826, describing the events and personalities of the time, America's political culture, the nation's attempt to reconcile its past and future, and the lives of America's ordinary men and women. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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Andrew Burstein is a professor of history and co-holder of the Mary Francis Barnard Chair at the University of Tulsa.

About the Author

Andrew Burstein is the author of two previous books on American political culture: Sentimental Democracy: The Evolution of America's Romantic Self- Image (1999) and The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist (1995). He has had a varied career, working as a China scholar and international trade consultant before earning his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. At present he is a professor of history and coholder of the Mary Frances Barnard Chair at the University of Tulsa.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307424716
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
History : United States - 19th Century
Author:
Burstein, Andrew
Author:
Andrew Burstein
Subject:
History : United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Eighteen twenty-six, A.D
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Fourth of july
Subject:
Political culture
Subject:
National characteristics, american
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020108
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
384

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History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » US History » Revolution and Constitution Era
History and Social Science » World History » General

America's Jubilee: A Generation Remembers the Revolution after 50 Years of Independence
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"Synopsis" by , The author of Sentimental Democracy describes how the United States celebrated fifty years of independence in 1826, describing the events and personalities of the time, America's political culture, the nation's attempt to reconcile its past and future, and the lives of America's ordinary men and women. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Andrew Burstein is a professor of history and co-holder of the Mary Francis Barnard Chair at the University of Tulsa.
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